April 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wrenching Stories of Loss for Parents in Local Crisis

Putnam’s heroin scourge has reached epidemic proportions with 38 young people fatally overdosing since 2012 and arrests increasing countywide for heroin sales and possession by more than 300 percent. More...

Library Asks Taxpayers for $75K a Year in Garrison

Desmond Fish Library

When Garrison residents vote on the school budget on May 20, they will notice a separate referendum for the Desmond-Fish Library that calls for raising $75,000 annually from taxpayers. It’s the first levy of its kind for the library.  More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Spring is Tip-Toeing In (and Quick and Easy Sorrel Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

Spring can be a bit shy in the Hudson Valley. Here in Putnam County, in what I call Zones Fivey-Sixish, you might depart from the Garrison train station in rain and drive up Route 403 into snowflakes. More...

‘Gasping’ at the Philipstown Depot Theater

PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATER

The spring mainstage production at the Philipstown Depot Theatre will be Ben Elton’s satire Gasping.   The show will run weekends from May 9 through June 1. More...

‘Fashion as Art II’ at Gallery 66 NY

Gallery 66 NY has announced its second annual Cold Spring Fashion as Art event.  More...

Community

Chamber Hails Volunteers, Local Businesses

With just over 20 awards handed out at the Chamber of Commerce awards dinner, Vera Giodano and Betty Budney received heart felt standing ovations along with their awards. More...

County Seeks to Boost Farming

County government has kicked off a new initiative— Keep Putnam Farming—that will connect farmers and neighbors to better understand existing agricultural conditions across Putnam while building relationships in order to strengthen the eco More...

McGuire's Pub To Close

The announcement came via Facebook last week: the tavern McGuire's on Main will close May 30.  More...

Attractions

Friends of Boscobel Spring Lecture Series

BOSCOBEL

Following tradition since 2002, the Friends of Boscobel membership program includes free admission to a series of three informative and inspirational lectures each year. More...

Nature Museum Comes to Philipstown For a Guided Mother’s Day Hike

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is bringing its environmental expertise to the east side of the Hudson! More...

The Taste of the Valley Raises Money for Haldane

Haldane

Almost 200 people packed Glynwood Farm’s main house for the Haldane School Foundation’s annual fundraiser Saturday night, one that left organizers thrilled to have exceeded their goal of raising at least $20,000 for the school.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Move on Butterfield Now

To the Editor,   First of all I want to thank Mayor Ralph Falloon and the Board Trustees – especially Mike Bowman and Cathryn Fadde – for their generous donation toward purchase of the video system for the Board meetings. More...

Flyer on Vets' Busing Infuriates Director

To the Editor:   An anonymous flyer polluted my mail box early last week. As the Director of the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency I am infuriated by said piece of mail. More...

Supporting a Hard- Working Henderson

To the Editor,  I am writing to voice my strong support of Haldane Board of Education Vice President Peter Henderson. I have had the opportunity to work alongside of Peter for the past three years. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

For Rent

one bedroom apartment on Main St. Second floor, heat and hot water included. Walk to train, electric not included. $975.00 (914)475-9241  cold spring 1 bdrm apt Efficiency kit/living area, separate bedroom. Full bath. More...

Tag Sales

Haldane Basebal Tag Sale Fundraiser Sat. May 3rd 9am-5pm on 9D by the softball/ baseball field. Donations are welcomed. Please email mvmarchese@aol.com for more information.   More...

Cycle Club Redrum Makes Case - Video Interview Inside

Cold Spring resident and motorcyclist Mike Halpin flatly rejected the Village of Cold Spring's effort to charge his group $2,000 for extra police coverage, saying his group should be entitled to the same protections as others who use Mayor’s Pa More...

Haldane Forums Outline Drug Dangers

Putnam’s Heroin Crisis

In an effort to keep the drug awareness message going, last Wednesday morning there was an assembly at Haldane High School with two guest speakers. More...

MTA Speeds Work on New Train Control System

Metro-North

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is speeding up the installation of "Positive Train Control" at MetroNorth. If it had been in place, the system would have prevented the Dec. More...

Pennsylvania educator to lead Mahopac School District

John Kopicki was appointed superintendent of the Mahopac School District this week to succeed Thomas Manko who will be leaving Putnam County on June 30 after serving as the district’s chief administrator since 2009. More...

Civics and Politics

Stone Street Shed Gets Variance from ZBA

Forty people, most in support of the controversial 14 Stone Street Shed, packed the ZBA public hearing at Village Hall on Wednesday night. More...

Emergency Task Force Studies Notifying Residents of Crises

Vill age of Cold Sp ring

The Emergency Planning Task Force made some headway at their Monday night meeting at the Butterfield Library, reviewing emergency notifications to residents and a planned questionnaire.  More...

Levy Criticized on Office Restructure

Putnam County Legislature

District Attorney Adam Levy came under fire last week for not seeking permission before restructuring his office.  The matter focused when the Legislature’s Rules Committee was presented with a resolution requesting a fund transfer.  More...

Schools

Spotlight on Haldane Board of Education Trustee Race

One trustee seat is open on Haldane’s Board of Education this year. The incumbent Peter Henderson, also the Board’s current Vice President, is running for re-election. Only one other person is running against him, Cathy Sapeta. More...

Board Honors Edward Trimble for Drive, Excellence

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

At the recent Haldane Board of Education workshop, high school student Edward Trimble was honored with the “2014 Campbell Family Award” for Small Engine Repair/BOCES Tech Center. More...

Haldane Students Showcase Talent

Dancing, Singing & the Ukulele HALDANE HIGH SCHOOL

“All… Join In”, the 2014 Haldane High School talent show, filled the auditorium Friday night. More...

Religious News

Fundraiser Set for Franciscan Friars

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are hosting their fifth annual “Sunset on the Hudson” cocktail party on Thursday, May 15, at 6:30 pm at Xaviars on the Hudson, 71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers.   More...

Fire Rosary at Our Lady of Loretto Church Parking Lot

On Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30pm, the Our Lady of Loretto Church will be hosting a Fire Rosary to honor the “Queen of Heaven.” Participants should bring their own Rosaries. More...

Save Your Soles for the Walter Hoving Home Students  Free Access 

Walter Hoving home

The Walter Hoving Home in Garrison is conducting a shoe collection drive starting May 5th, to raise funds for women battling with addictions, benefit microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keep old shoes out of local landfills. More...

Sports

Haldane Softball Knocks Off Beacon 6-5

Lisikatos’ Three-Run Homer Rallies Lady Blue Devils Past Bulldogs

With two outs in the top of the fourth inning, the Haldane softball team was in control of its game against Beacon, leading 3-1. Then, the vicious winds of the day tortured the Lady Blue Devil defense. More...

Team Drops Two of Three as Bad Weather Continues to Plague Baseball Season

The calendar may say spring, and there have been a fair share of nice days, it just seems that none of those warmer days have fallen on days the Haldane baseball (or softball team for that matter) have played.  More...

Track Competes at Beacon and Clarkstown

The Haldane track and field squads found themselves amongst some very talented competition this past week, taking part in invitational events at Beacon and Clarkstown. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Patricia Helen Snyder

November 10, 1930 – April 23, 2014

Patricia H. Snyder, (Patty) a longtime Middletown resident, died peacefully on April 23, 2014, at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown from a rare form of Parkinson’s (PSP) Progressive Nuclear Palsy. She was 83.  More...

Cecilia Glick

Cecilia Glick died peacefully at her home in Cold Spring on April 19th.The daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah Glick, Ceil lived her entire life of 104 plus years in Cold Spring. More...

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